Filing APRP Continuing Education Credits

Now that you are an APRP, it is important to maintain your credential with continuing education. Below is information on how to maintain your ARPR designation, including earning and filing continuing education credits (CEC).

When to File Continuing Education Credits

The APRP Accreditation is good for five years. In that five year period accredited professionals must earn 60 CECs, with no more than 20 credits earned per year. APRPs files CECs in the spring of the year after the credits were earned. Credits earned during a calendar year may only be reported in the reporting period specific to the calendar year. For example, credits earned in 2019 may only be reported during the regular filing period, but will be accepted during the late filing period (fee applies). See below:

  • The regular filing period is May 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020
  • The late filing period is April 30, 2020 (fee applies)

NACHA is unable to accept credits outside the current reporting period. If you have not met CEC requirements in the fourth or fifth year of your APRP accreditation, then you can retake the APRP exam.

Please refer to the Continuing Education Guidelines document for guidance on what educational activities are eligible.

Ways to Earn CECs

There are many types of educational activities that count toward accreditation renewal. Below are a few examples:  

  • Attend a professional seminar or training, such as those offered through NACHA or a Payments Association 
  • Volunteer on certain NACHA or a Payments Association committees or Board of Directors
  • Publish an article, book or paper on a payments risk topic
  • Teach a course or seminar on an APRP-related topic

Ready to File?

Complete the APRP CEC form to submit your 2019 credits. Please contact Tryann Delaney if you have any questions.

APRP CEC Form    Contact Tryann   

APRP Continuing Education Credits Filing Fees and Deadlines

March 31, 2020 - Deadline for filing
April 1-30, 2020 - Late filing (fee applies)

Member: $100/Reporting Year 2019 | Nonmember: $175/Reporting Year 2019
Late Filing Fee – Additional $50 (April 1 – April 30)

Continuing Education Course Licensing

By licensing your organization’s continuing education courses to count as APRP renewal credits, you add a significant advantage to those educational offerings. APRPs may earn their 60 renewal credits by either attending a training or teaching a licensed course. When you apply to NACHA to license your educational offerings, you’ll benefit both the employees who attend those courses, as well as provide APRPs at your organization’s with teaching opportunities.

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Contact Us

Please contact us at accreditation@nacha.org if you have any questions or need additional information.